Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Hannibal Reflection

So first we went to the boyhood museum and home. The museum was made up of many of his friend's houses and his house. Then after that, we climbed up to the lighthouse which was a lot of stairs (about 250 stairs) but the view was worth it. Then after eating lunch, we went on a boat ride on the Mississippi river which was relaxing and educational. Then after that, we went to the mark twain cave and it was very awesome and cold.
        The way our class work helped me for this is that we know the background of him and also some of his books and how his writing style was and how he was as a kid.
        One thing I learned from the riverboat captain is that the Mississippi River is used to transport a lot of grain and other stuff like that in large barges. I learned from the riverboat that they had a boy at the front of the ship who would drop a weighted rope down marked every 6 feet to make sure it was a safe depth which was 22 feet, and if it 22 feet or over the boy would yell Mark Twain and that is how he got the inspiration for his name.
        One of the things I learned from the boyhood museum is that marks friend Tom Blankenship who was his inspiration for huckleberry fin is that he lived in a tiny two-room house that he had 7 siblings in and his two parents. Another thing I learned is that They had a slave boy and he sang a lot and when Mark Twain asked Aunt Polly to make him stop she didn't because he would never see his mother again and she felt sad for him.
        One of the things I learned from Nathan our tour guide is that When they were exploring they used little different landmarks to get back to the entrance of the cave. Another thing Nathan thought us is that the first tour guided was an avid fisherman and whenever he wanted to go fish his tour could last 6 minutes and he would turn a corner and yell BEAR BEAR RUN!!!! and then go fishing but if he didn't feel like fishing or it was raining his tours could last 6 hours because he would get lost and the tour would end when he found the entrance.
         My favorite part of the trip was also the most fun part of the trip it was fun because our tour guide was really funny and interesting and explained it very well and made lots of rock puns.
          It was my favorite because I think its interesting how someone was hunting and they found it and how easy it is to get lost in caves and just how awesome it looked and the history behind it and how it was all made.

          I wouldn't really change anything because I think it was really fun and I hope next years kids have as much fun as we did.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Mark Twain

For this project our GOAL class was researching about the life of mark twain who is the American writer. we researched about his life, hi writing, his  legacy and more.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

National History Day Reflection 2018

Our topic was on the D-Day beaches of World War II and we did a website and we used Weebly to do that. I don't agree with what the judges said because they said that we needed to work on the compromises of D-Day but we didn't have to research the conflicts and the compromises we only had to research one. I think the most interesting thing I learned was that one of the generals considered calling off the whole operation and i thought this was interesting because this operation was so important to gain a foothold on Normandy. The hardest part was the annotations on my bibliography, because we have never done them before and it hard to word what you need and list all the stuff you learned from those sites. I learned that all the different beaches had their own problems and some of them where easy and some where not as easy to take over. I think we could improve our website by adding more pictures and also maybe some WWII era news reels about D-Day. I think i am most proud of is our Omaha beach slide because we had the most information and that was one of most disastrous beach. Suggestions: You definitely want to make sure that you have plenty of primary resources and media (videos, news reels, interviews etc.)
Our website

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

My Word

My word is calm. I chose this word because I get stressed very easily, whether I have a test, or I have an assignment, or I have some sort of concert and i'm not ready. Then I get worked up and break down. so I need to be more calm so I don't get stressed.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Iowa State OPPTAG Experience reflection

My first class was a math class called prisoners dilemma. We had two cards a black and a red card, and if you both put down the red card you get 2 points, if you lay down the red and you partner laws down the or vice versa the person with the red gets 5 points and the person with with the black card gets no points. I learned that you should never gamble because there is a mathematician who rigs the machines so you don't win. we did the card thing and whoever got the least, and the most points got a prize, and then we watched a video describing prisoners dilemma. My second class was called discovering with chemistry. in it we used a powder and we put iodine and another liquid in the powder to see how it reacted and then we had to find out what the powder was based on the reaction, it was baking powder. I learned that baking powder has no reaction with iodine, and lab goggles suck. We had to find out who did the crime using the experiments i did  and different one other people did. we did the experiment and then the stuck stuff in liquid nitrogen and we smashed it. The most educational part about the day was the tour, because i learned so much about the campus and all there classes.
I learned that you could put someones name on a brick for 100 dollars out side one of the buildings.
The most fun part of the day was the virtual reality room. If there was something I could improve about the day is make the classes a little bit longer. My biggest takeaway about this experience was that I kinda want to go to this collage it has and amazing campus, WiFi everywhere, tons of food and drink options, and they do every thing they can to make the campus safe and I really want to be a engineer, and they have and amazing course in engineering.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

ancient Olympics

My topic was the Ancient Olympics. I chose this project because the Olympics are a big part of life today and I wanted to see what they were like when they first started. One of the most interesting things I learned is that they used oil as a sunscreen. I've found out everything I had questions about. I chose to use a Prezi because it is very professional and it looks good without being too complicated. I am proud of my research on my projects because I fell like I got a lot of useful facts.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

DWA publishing first quarter

DWA 10/6/17

               I would rather have a job that I love and get paid just enough, than a job that I hate and get paid a lot.  Because with a job that you hate you would hate having to get up to go to work everyday.  With a job that you love you would enjoy going to work and it is more fulfilling than a job you hate.

DWA 10/10/17

               "Computers are useless, they can only give you answers."  I agree with that statement because computers don't really ask you questions they only give out answers to questions you give them.  But i do not think they are useless, because if you need to know something about a topic, you may not be able to find that topic in a book so yo could just search it up on a computer.

Hannibal Reflection

So first we went to the boyhood museum and home. The museum was made up of many of his friend's houses and his house. Then after that, w...